About South Bass Island...
St Paul's worship services are held every Sunday. at 10:30am
In June through mid-September there is also a 7:45am Sunday service as well as a mid-week service of Morning Prayer on Tuesdays at 8:15am.
Today we have a priest living on the island with us which has been true for the majorityof the church's 150 year history. At St Paul's our worship attendance changes with the seasons. In the summer we welcome back our summer residents and visitors who are staying on the island tand many become involved in our parish activities.
The population of the village of Put-In-Bay was 128 at the 2000 census. There are approximately 200 full-time South Bass Island residents, many remain on the island for most of the winter. As a result, St Paul's is active all 12 months of the year.
Put-in-Bay has one grocery store, one hardware store, one school - which houses the lending library branch. The island school is used for grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The school provides an excellent education for the island's youth. You will also find one gas station, a post office, one bank and two cemeteries.
In the winter, supplies and perishables are flown to the island. along with the mail, parcels and bank employees who staff the island's only bank (for one day a week in winter - three days a week in summer). In the warmer months most things arrive by ferry. The ferry can carry moving trucks, dump trucks and other large vehicles needed for construction and to supply the business which are open spring through fall.
Hotels and B&Bs provide lodging for island visitors. This is an excelent place for a one day or weekend retreat for parsih vestries, bible studies or youth groups, especially in the middle of the week. Call St Paul's if you would like information on how to plan a parish retreat at Put-in-Bay.
South Bass Island does not have a hospital, but does have an Emergency Medical Service that uses a Life Flight helicopter to transport critically ill patients to mainland medical facilities. The island is home to the Put-in-Bay Airport. For a look at our airstrip, see the airport on youtube
More information about Put-In-Bay see the Township's Web Site or the Chamber of Commerce Web Site